oil painting

views updated May 23 2018

oil paint·ing • n. the art of painting with oil paints. ∎  a picture painted with oil paints.

oil paint

views updated May 18 2018

oil paint • n. a paste made with ground pigment and a drying oil such as linseed oil, used chiefly by artists.

oil painting

views updated Jun 11 2018

oil painting Method of painting that uses pigments saturated in a drying oil medium. Widely used in Europe since the 16th century, oil is still the most versatile paint medium because of its range of textures and colours.